News for 2016-08-12

Friday, August 12, 2016
'Disappointed' in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Dems to Drop Lame Duck TPP Push
'I am disappointed by the president's decision to continue pushing forward on the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs and threaten our ability to protect public health.'
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A man from Dimock, Pa., holds up a jug of brown-colored tap water in front of an EPA building. EPA's Own Advisory Board Demands Revision of Deeply Flawed Fracking Report
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board, a panel of independent scientists, is calling on the agency to revise last year's much - maligned report that declared fracking to have "no widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources." "The EPA's own analysis shows...
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To Corner Trump on Finances, Clinton Releases Tax Returns
Though she dodged demands to release controversial Wall Street speech transcripts during the primary, Clinton hammers rival on financial disclosures
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'They're Trying to Poison Our Future,' Resistance Heats Up to Stop 'Black Snake' From Slithering Through Midwest
Resistance against a new Bakken crude pipeline stepped up this week with the arrest of 12 people on Thursday near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. "They're trying to lay a pipe across our water. They're trying to poison our future," said one of the people taking part in the...
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Bernie Sanders speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention In Tweetstorm, Bernie Sanders Eviscerates Donald Trump on Trade and Taxes
'Why would we even expect Trump to come up with a serious plan to fix a rigged economy? He's the one who rigged it.'
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Revealed: Private Federal Prisons More Abusive and Violent
Private federal prisons are more abusive, violent, and dangerous than their government-run counterparts, according to a frightening report published this week by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. "Federal officials should be reconsidering their alliance on private...
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Economic Policy Institute report on Republicans, austerity, and Great Recession GOP Obsession With Austerity Is to Blame for Sluggish Economic Recovery
Fiscal austerity in the wake of the Great Recession—imposed by Republicans on the federal, state, and local levels—is responsible for the sluggish pace of economic recovery since 2009, states a new paper that undercuts conservative attempts to pin the blame on President Barack Obama. "By far the...
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